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The finance sector is renowned for being challenging and high pressured with long working hours, but it also has some of the most lucrative graduate jobs on the market. According to the High Fliers Research report The Graduate Market in 2017, the banking and finance sector offers a median graduate starting salary of £32,500. There is also a great diversity in the style of jobs and working practices, and graduates with many skills can put them to use in this sector.

Accountancy is about managing the money of organisations and individuals. The industry gives professional advice, such as future planning and making sure businesses comply with legal regulations, to help maximise profits and improve their financial services.

Banking & investment is about safeguarding and making money for organisations and individuals and generally representing their interests in business situations through raising loans and investing money.


STRESS MANAGEMENT: The ability to remain calm, focused and self-disciplined is a positive trait.

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The Graduate Guide 2017 has everything you will need for life after university. It covers 50+ career industries and looks at some top destinations overseas. Or if postgraduate study beckons, you’ll find loads of information to help you decide which route to take — in the UK or abroad. Whatever the next step is for you, The Graduate Guide is packed full of information and advice to help you on your way.

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